Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

Reporter , Civil Society Media Ltd from May 2011

Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.

She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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Parliament

Now that Parliament has been dissolved ahead of the general election on 7 May, all charities must make sure that they are following Charity Commission campaigining guidance, and those that are registered as third-party campaigners must begin weekly reporting to the Electoral Commission.

A round-up of charity April Fools

It’s April Fools’ Day and several charities including Macmillan, RNLI and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home have turned their creative talents to something lighthearted.

Homelessness charity unveils fundraising app that helps the charity locate rough sleepers

A London-based homelessness charity has launched an app that uses geolocation technology to let people tell them that a person is sleeping rough by making a donation.

Are hackathons a fad or the future of charity partnerships with the tech sector?

Charities are increasingly embracing ‘hackathons’ as a way for technology experts to create and test a technological solution quickly, but are they just a fad or the future? Kirsty Weakley sat in on one to find out.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

Jeremy Farrar, director, Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust’s director has defended the charity’s investments in fossil fuel firms, arguing that it uses its position as a shareholder to influence companies.

Bubb: 'Overzealous' regulatory approach to Muslim charities harming fight against terror

Acevo's chief executive has warned that an "overzealous" approach by regulators is harming, rather than helping, the fight against terror.

Stephen Mallinson, chief executive, Localgiving

Members of Localgiving, the online fundraising platform, will get free or discounted membership to NCVO, as part of new partnership arrangements between the two organisations.

Navca restructures and makes redundancies to ensure it is sustainable

The National Council for Voluntary Action will make four redundancies as part of a three-year plan to become more sustainable, its chief executive has said.

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